Welcome to the Balboa Angling Club

We are a family of fishing men, women and children who all love the outdoors, the strike of a fish and the satisfaction of the Catch or Release.
All BAC members enjoy fellowship, fishing programs, seminars, recognition, trophies, awards, newsletters, an IGFA certified weigh station, an exclusive fishing hot-line to give you the latest fishing reports, access to world wide tournaments and a great clubhouse to enjoy beautiful Newport Bay during our gatherings.

We Sponsor the prestigious “Master Angler Billfish Tournament”, the "Junior Angler’s Tournament" and participate in most other tournaments in Southern California. We have “Pot Luck” parties on the BAC clubhouse deck several times a year and celebrate an annual trophy awards event.
We encourage conservation and are closely affiliated with many conservation groups including International Game Fish Association, Billfish Foundation, and the Pacific Fisheries Enhancement Foundation in conjunction with Hubbs/Seaworld Research Institute, where we operate and manage the White Seabass grow out pens here in Newport Beach.
We invite you to join us at the Balboa Angling Club and believe that once you're a member, you'll be hooked for life!
Visit our clubhouse at:
200 “A” Street, Balboa, CA 92661
Call us at (949) 673-6316
Click here to join us today!








34th Annual Master Angler Billfish Tournament - September 11 & 12, 2015

07/24/2015 14:12

Welcome all fishing clubs!

You are invited to participate in the oldest and most prestigious marlin tournament on the west coast.

Entry includes: 

  •     Kickoff party
  •     angler gifts
  •     a fabulous awards banquet with raffle prizes, and much more...
IGMR Tag Sponsors Briefing
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Newport Tee Room - 4:30 pm
Kick-Off Dinner & Captains Meeting
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Newport Tee Room - 5:30 pm
Awards Banquet
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Harborside at the Pavilion - 5:00 pm


Cost - $175 per Angler

The Use of Circle Hooks is supported and encouraged by The Balboa Angling Club, but not required.


34th MABT Invitation.pdf (1124960)

MABT Entry Form 2015.pdf (165435)

IGMR What is the IGMR 2015.pdf (7685971)

2015 MABT IGMR Entry Form.pdf (182508)


To help sponsor a tag for the MABT Great Marlin Race, click on this link: www.crowdrise.com/2015MABTIGMR

15th Annual Helen Smith Offshore Tournament

07/02/2015 15:44

This year's Helen Smith Offshore Tournament for Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and Yellowtail will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, 2015.  Last year we had 51 anglers on 17 boats and 37 fish were weighed in at the BAC and Avalon, and we hope to have even more anglers this year! Tournament hours are from 6:00 am Friday, July 24th to 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 25.  Fish may be weighed in at any certified scale location, but weigh slips must be e-mailed, faxed or delivered to BAC before 12:00 pm Sunday, July 26.  Call to confirm the club has received your weigh slip.  One fish per angler, per species, limit for the trophy awards. Tournament Rules:  BAC Angling Regulations, Tackle Specifications & Boundaries (refer to BAC yearbook or call the club for details).  Anglers must have a current & valid California fishing license.  1st place trophies will be awarded for each species.  30# line class MAXIMUM - your line will be tested to determine actual line breaking strength.  Any protest shall be subject to decision of the Tournament Committee - all decisions are final.  Tuna eligible are Yellow Fin, Blue Fin, and Big Eye.  Marlin Division: most released; first release wins in case of a tie. Tournament entries must be received before July 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Awards and BBQ at the BAC on Sunday, July 26, starting at 4:00 pm.    2015 Helen Smith Entry Form.pdf (229696)  

2015 Junior Tournament

05/23/2015 15:17

The Junior Tournament runs June 13th through September 13th with the Awards Party scheduled for October 4th at the BAC Clubhouse.  Fish a day, or fish the entire summer.  For kids ages 5 through 15.  A bargain at only $10 for the entire summer.  Click here to download the entry form.  Any questions, please call the BAC at 949.673.6316 or email balboaanglingclub@sbcglobal.net



Join the BAC Today!

06/07/2014 00:00

We invite you to join the Balboa Angling Club and believe that once you're a member, you'll be hooked for life!  Click here for a Membership Application.